REASONS TO GO LUX*

We go on holiday to escape routine … Stay at a conventional resort and before long you’ll know where everything is. That won’t happen at LUX*. We’re in touch with our impromptu side, and we love surprising you with delightful pop-up treats. An ice-cream cart here, a fresh coconut stall over there. Al fresco dining, private picnics, goodies hidden in the gardens … They all reflect our spontaneous side, and a desire to celebrate moments that live long in the memory. Prepare to be surprised!

APERITIVO

Aperitifs are often the most delicious and exciting part of a dinner party. Based on this, LUX* is introducing their new wandering Aperitivo Bar. An ideal spot for socialising and packed full of tasty tapas-style snacks, designed to tanta-lize taste buds before dinner, daily-changing, signature cocktails, designed by LUX*’s expert mixologists. Of course this is no ordinary Aperitivo Bar, the typical LUX* twist is that guests won’t find this bar in the same place twice…

CINEMA PARADISO

A large screen, fastened between two palms or stretched across a wooden frame, the projector flickers into life and you’re transported to another world – of blockbusters, family classics and world cinema the soundtrack mixing rhythmically with music of the lagoon waves. And it wouldn’t be the movies without the nibbles, so there’s fresh popcorn on the house, ‘ICI’ ice cream and drinks served right to your beanbag. Cinema Paradiso? We think so.

CAFE LUX*

We believe that excellent coffee is a must and not a luxury so at the heart of each resort, you’ll find a Café LUX* - a genuine café experience designed for seaside sitting, sipping and surfing. Enjoy our organic Island Blend, freshly roasted on-site, Flat White or FrappeLux – and on the side enjoy delicious pastries, complimentary Wi-Fi and a selection of magazines from around the world.

ICI

A holiday without ice cream isn’t a holiday at all so we created our own brand called ‘ici’. An array of exotic, island flavours are served from retro-styled parlours and mobile carts while a fresh waffle cone is baked right in front of your eyes. There are always new and deliciously interesting flavours combos to try and choose between. Crunch. Munch. Perfect after lunch.

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

Walking back to your room after a relaxing day at the beach, you spot a lonely bottle hidden in a bush beside a winding sandy path. Inside this mysterious vessel, you find a scroll of paper, which reveals a special gift waiting for one lucky guest. Stay alert because it’s only those who find the Message in a Bottle can claim this treat. Keep your eyes peeled.

PHOTO FANATICS

LUX* has created the ultimate guide to achieving the perfect holiday shots with the introduction of a photography studio and workshops. In partnership with noted photographer Michael Freeman, LUX* has produced the Photo Inspire booklet to complement the new Photo Fanatics workshops, giving holiday snappers both technical and creative guidance on the best ways to capture the moments that matter, using a smartphone or a traditional camera or SLR. At any LUX* resort in Mauritius, Reunion or the Maldives, guests can hire the latest equipment and transform those precious memories into photo books, calendars or printed gifts.

JUNK ART STUDIO & GALLERY

Escape from the rush of everyday life and revive a forgotten hobby or learn a new skill with the new Junk art Studio and Gallery at LUX* Resorts & Hotels. A holiday is a perfect time to explore something new or revisit old passions and guests of all ages are invited to bring their most creative ideas to art classes and workshops. Serious fun is to be had making one-off artworks and sustainable souvenirs from up-cycled materials.

PHONE HOME

We believe that holidays should be stress and hassle-free, and because local and international calls are absolutely free it’s the perfect way to phone home. When you explore our resorts you’ll find a telephone box and inside a vintage VOIP phone. Here you can make local and international calls free of charge until your heart is content. Whether you’re calling a distant son daughter at university, a tailor in Hong Kong or a local driving school, it’s on us.
Just one condition - Please do not call the office!

MASTER CHEF

Get your gourmet on in our open-air kitchens and rustle up fresh fish, chargrilled meats, pizzas and more, all cooked to perfection in our outdoor wood-fried oven. Expect an array of the highest-quality ingredients - we take care of the peeling or filleting, while you get on with the stirring, sizzling and serving.

SCRUCAP

We love a good Burgundy or vintage Bordeaux but the Indian Ocean’s a long way from the vineyards of France so we’ve tapped South Africa for its most exciting contemporary wines. Cape blends survive the short journey in mint condition. Introducing ‘Scrucap’ and ‘Popcap’. Our bars and restaurants feature extensive international wine lists but if you’re seeking the perfect marriage of quality and value we’d suggest that you raise a glass to Scrucap. Not a corked wine in sight, pop, pour, propose a toast and savour the bubbles.

VEGGIE HEAVEN

Vegetarian diets are gaining in popularity, with 12% of UK adults following a vegetarian or vegan diet, according to research published last year. Millions more are flexitarians, cutting down on meat. These statistics, paired with LUX* Resorts & Hotels dedication for promoting a healthy lifestyle, have prompted LUX* to give the vegetable the attention it deserves, with a dedicated menu that promises to convert even the most avid carnivore. LUX* aim to excite and inspire all vegetarian and vegan guests with veggie delights, inspired by seasonal island flavours. Take the Pulled Jackfruit Burrito made with ginger, turmeric rice, smoky barbecued jackfruit, black beans, roasted sweet potato cream, guacamole, seasonal greens, and apple slaw for instance, where guests can expect an explosion of flavour in every bite. Quinoa spaghetti made with fresh herbs and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and cumin-infused vegetable korma with an array of chutneys are also on offer.

MAMA AROMA

Indulge in one of our LUX* Me spa treatments and you’ll find something extra special – a selection of professional spa products with beautiful blends created to heal and rejuvenate. Mamma Aroma is considerate to the environment, so they’re as good for your conscience as your body – indeed, our products and their packaging are as light on the planet as they are on you.
Aromatherapy guru Shirley Page has created a range of essential oils exclusive to LUX*, using local ingredients – essences, flowers and spices that combine to create a magical world of fragrance. The oils are used in our LUX* Me spa and are present in our soul-uplifting room mists and linen scents. And they’re available for you to take home, so you can close your eyes and pretend you’re still on holiday.

LUX* ME

LUX* Me is all about you. It’s about putting you first. Built on the pillars of fitness, spa, nutrition, yoga, retreats and wellness activities, LUX* Me is a step by step path to a healthier way of life. Offering treatments not only to pamper but to repair and work in harmony with your body.

TREE OF WISHES

At every LUX* Resort & Hotel you’ll find a specially commissioned Tree of Wishes sculpture.
Upon check-in you’ll be presented with a unique ribbon or tag featuring your initials and the date of your visit. Tie the ribbon around one of the enchanting branches and make a wish. While we can’t guarantee your wish will come true, we can promise that once a year one tag will be selected and the lucky person who placed it there will win a free LUX* holiday.

CAKE BOSS

There’s nothing more inviting and celebratory than a cake gleaming with decadent icing, especially when you’ve made it with your own two hands. For special occasions and everyday children’s treats, choose from a variety of pre-baked cakes and cupcakes and with a little helping hand from one of our passionate pastry chefs, let your creative spirit run free. Perfect for kids – both large and small.

WANDERLUST LIBRARY

Appreciating the desire to try new things – especially on holiday – is a LUX* speciality, and this thought inspired the creation of the ultimate library of books and magazines for guests. The Wanderlust Library is a tranquil, calm and cool setting to stimulate the senses and expand horizons. Spanning a range of genres and topics, you don’t have to be a bookworm to enjoy the Wanderlust Library.

TREAD LIGHTLY

We can’t always promise clear skies above our resorts, but with a little help from our guests we are working towards a responsible and environmentally friendly management of our hotels. We care about the environment and our destinations – locally and globally – so we’re doing our best to ‘Tread Lightly’ by offsetting 100% of the carbon emitted during your stay. It’s one of many measures devised by our dedicated Green Committee to leave a lighter footprint on the world around us.